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With hundreds of millions of tonnes of plastic discarded into the environment over the past few decades, scientists are now learning that what is visible is only the tip of the plastic waste iceberg.

New research examines the health and economic impact of proposed emissions caps coupled with investments that encourage biking and walking.
Federal funding could jumpstart rooftop solar, providing jobs, lower bills, and a boost to electric systems’ disaster resilience.
We rely on fresh water for drinking, food, and sanitation, and they’re in trouble. But freshwater issues are becoming a higher priority for conservationists.
Republicans offer responses to Biden’s climate agenda. Some of them are serious.
Farmers Post would let people sign up for cheap boxes of fresh produce from their local farms and get them delivered to their door.
The mountain of pollution is gone, replaced today with the sound of music.
Social-distancing, sustainability and accessibility helped accelerate e-biking during the pandemic, and the trend is showing up in urban bike-sharing programs.
It plans to convert its entire lineup to battery power by 2030, phasing out internal combustion engine vehicles faster than other automakers.
Officials have a new plan to manage rising water. Succeed or fail, it will very likely become a case study for other cities facing climate threats.
In “Under a White Sky,” Elizabeth Kolbert explores the human efforts to confront the effects of climate change, and all their unintended consequences.

Forests in parts of Indonesia regions that have remained largely untouched are now fast disappearing as deforestation driven by agribusiness and infrastructure development moves east, according to a new report.

National and international NGOs from around the world have asked more than two dozen banks not to finance a 1,445-kilometer (898-mile) pipeline to shuttle oil from fields in Uganda to a port on Tanzania's coast.

After the disaster in Huntersville, Colonial Pipeline now holds the record for largest gas spill in both North and South Carolina. Thanks to its polished P.R. team, you likely have no clue.

John Kerry understands the urgency of the moment better than anyone — and now has more power than ever to act.

Federal funding could jumpstart rooftop solar, providing jobs, lower bills, and a boost to electric systems’ disaster resilience.
Foreign ambassadors say Boris Johnson's tacit support for the mine prompts accusations of hypocrisy.
In 2012, as many as 36 companies wanted to drill in pristine Norwegian waters. Nine years later, the number has dropped to only seven.

"If you look at the changes we've been making, they are in response to the changing role of the industry as we head to a lower-carbon economy," Exxon CEO Darren Woods said in an interview.

The American Petroleum Institute said the move to put a price on carbon emissions would be a step toward meeting terms of the Paris climate accord.
Russia launched its space satellite Arktika-M on Sunday on a mission to monitor the climate and environment in the Arctic amid a push by the Kremlin to expand the country's activities in the region.

The Biden Administration says it will consider carbon border adjustment taxes to help cut greenhouse gas emissions in global trade and intends to pursue "strengthened enforcement" to ensure that China lives up to existing trade obligations.

An energy company in California is teaming up with federal wildlife officials and the Oregon Zoo in an innovative project to ease the plight of the mighty, soaring condor, a critically endangered species of vulture threatened by giant wind turbines in the Tehachapi mountains north-east of Los Angeles.

Fossil fuel cars waste hundreds of times more raw material than their battery electric equivalents, according to a study that adds to evidence that the move away from petrol and diesel cars will bring large net environmental benefits.

President Biden has pledged to make the United States a leader in clean energy manufacturing as part of his efforts to jump-start the economy and create "millions" of green jobs.

The Duke has reportedly asked his aides to speak to the Foreign Office to try arrange a meeting "at the earliest opportunity" and is willing to fly to the U.S. to meet Biden.

A study of trends in wildfire occurrence over the past 30 years shows that environmental, climatic, and human-related factors can point out regions with high fire probabilities.

An unusually cold winter storm left millions of people in Texas without power and water last month, and left many in New England to ask, "Could that happen here?" According to experts at the Boston-based Conservation Law Foundation, the answer is "yes." Well, sort of.

A landmark class action against the Australian government could set a precedent that would stop the government from approving new fossil fuel projects because of their contribution to climate change.

Katharine Hayhoe has spent years communicating climate science information to diverse audiences, including some groups that might be politically opposed to such information, including farmers, ranchers and religious communities.

How is climate change related to ticks and why are we seeing more of them? Well, warmer weather is one of several factors that have contributed to the spread of ticks in Vermont and the rise of tick-borne diseases.

With the implementation of the law on climate change, a system will be established for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and it will enable the adaptation to the change in climate conditions, according to the press release by the Government of Serbia.

Some water experts fear that a long-held aspiration to develop more water in the Upper Colorado River Basin is creating another chance to let politics and not science lead the way on river management.

Three out of 10 of the UK's biggest public companies emit carbon dioxide at a rate that would contribute significantly to the climate crisis, according to analysis that shows the scale of the challenge for corporate Britain to cut emissions to zero.

Citrus greening has decimated Florida's industry and the infection is spreading in California. But a novel treatment, still in the testing phase, may suppress the disease and give trees immunity.